Carlson’s Marine Raiders - 
      Gordon L. Rottman
    
      Johnny Shumate
    
      Mark Stacey
    
      Ian Palmer
    
      Alan Gilliland

Carlson’s Marine Raiders

Makin Island 1942

; Johnny Shumate (Illustratør) ; Mark Stacey (Illustratør) ; Ian Palmer (Illustratør) ; Alan Gilliland (Illustratør)

«The author brings an expert but sympathetic analysis to the event, showing the impact of indecision (and wrong decisions) by Car[l]son. [...] There is much here for the wargamer, ideally at say a 1:2 or 1:3 skirmish level [...] This is a good account of the confusion of combat and the critical need for firm leadership. Recommended. (Chris Jarvis, Miniature Wargames, June 2014)»

On August 17–18, 1942, 211 men of the US Marine Corps’ 2nd Raider Battalion conducted a daring amphibious raid on the Japanese-occupied Makin Island in the South Pacific. This ambitious but flawed operation was intended to divert Japanese reinforcements bound for Guadalcanal, over 1,000 miles to the southwest, in the wake of the US landings there ten days earlier; the Raiders were to destroy the seaplane base and radio station, take prisoners, and collect intelligence. Les mer
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On August 17–18, 1942, 211 men of the US Marine Corps’ 2nd Raider Battalion conducted a daring amphibious raid on the Japanese-occupied Makin Island in the South Pacific. This ambitious but flawed operation was intended to divert Japanese reinforcements bound for Guadalcanal, over 1,000 miles to the southwest, in the wake of the US landings there ten days earlier; the Raiders were to destroy the seaplane base and radio station, take prisoners, and collect intelligence. Although yielding limited results, it was to be an invaluable test of the innovative training and tactics employed by the Raiders, and a crucial boost to national morale at this difficult stage in the war. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and expert analysis, this gripping account of the fateful Makin Raid tells the whole story, from the plan’s conception to its troubled execution and aftermath.
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Forlag: Osprey Publishing
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 80
ISBN: 9781472803276
Format: 25 x 18 cm
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Introduction /Origins of the raid /The plan /The raid /Analysis /Further reading /Index
Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces, and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol, and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.